September 30, 2019

Celebrate Card

Hello!  Today's project was one of those 5 minute cards which came together very quickly.  I used the beautiful Metallic Ink 8.5x11 Paper Pad for the background of my card.  The shaded paper with the splashes of metallic gold was perfect for my celebratory card.
The flower border was cut with the Momenta Flower Border Cutting Template and layered with a sentiment from the Hello Fetti Cutting Template.  I added the sentiment to a strip of vellum.  A few sequins were sprinkled on the base of my card as a finishing accent.
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September 25, 2019

Winter is Warmer Together!

Hello!  I'm sharing a fun card over on the Scrapping Cottage blog created with the new Christmas Dies.  I fell in love with the adorable Skiing Gnomes and wanted to create a card with both of them.
I found the snow themed paper in my stash which is the perfect background for my card.  I cut out the sweet gnomes and put them together.  The snow mounds were cut out three times.
The snow mounds were trimmed and accented with Stickles.  I added a strip of solid white card stock to the bottom of card base and layered it with the snow mounds.
Once I created the snowy scene, the first gnome was placed at the bottom of the snow hill.  The second gnome was anchored above the snow slope.
The sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms (retired) Merry Kissmas stamp set and was stamped on a hand cut flag.
Here's the die set used on my card, available in the shop:
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September 23, 2019

May the Joys of the Season Be With You

Hello!  Today I have another card to share over on the Scrapping Cottage blog featuring the new Christmas dies.  This sweet winter scene was created with the Polar Bears w/Birch Trees die set.
I kept all of my die cuts very basic using white card stock with a pop of colors on the polar bears. The frame is from Nested Stitched Scallop Rectangle set.  I gave the die cuts a bit of inking on the edges to keep them from blending into the background.
I used a polka dotted pattern my card base and inked the white rectangle frame with some Oxide Ink.
The Winter scene was pulled together inside the frame with the polar bears at the focal point.  I trimmed the snow mounds so they would fit perfectly in the rectangle.  The tiny heart was adhered on one of the birch trees.
The sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms (retired) Merry Kissmas stamp set.  The sentiment was accented with a small twine bow created with some Totally White Trendy Twine.
Here are the dies used on my card, available in the shop:

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September 18, 2019

A Christmas Wish Just for You!

Hello!  Today I'm sharing a project over on the Scrapping Cottage blog created with the new Christmas dies.  There are 25 new dies in this collection and they are perfect for those Christmas creations and they are all on sale right now!
I went with a traditional color palette for my card pulling the colors from the beautiful patterned paper.
The die cuts are from the Christmas Car & Trailer set.  I mixed in some additional patterned papers from my stash for the details on the car & trailer.  I also cut the oval for the background in white card stock from the Double Stitched Oval set.
As I was thinking of my card design, I found a fun sentiment in my stash from the Scrappy Moms (retired) Merry Kissmas stamp set.  I also cut out a frame for my sentiment using the coordinating card stock.  The white oval was given a splash of color with some Oxide Inks.
I pulled my card base together and layered it with the oval which would eventually frame the scene on my card.  The shaded oval helped to mute the fun and vibrant colors of my card.
The trees were placed to the right of the oval frame.  The layering of the trees created a bit of dimension behind the car & trailer.
The sentiment fit perfectly above the Christmas scene which was the final accent on this festive card.
Here are the dies used on my card, available in the shop:
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September 11, 2019

Scarecrow Card

Hello!  Today I have a fall card to share over on the Scrapping Cottage blog.  I'm excited for fall which is just around the corner.  It is definitely my favorite time of year and I absolutely love crafting for the holidays!
When I selected the papers for my card, I wasn't sure how well they would work together even though they were in the same paper stack. However, with the coordinating die cuts, everything pulled together perfectly for a cheerful fall theme.
I used the Harvest Scarecrow, Double Stitched Rectangle Set and the Circle Set dies to cut out all of the elements for my card.  I inked the circle with some Fossilized Amber Oxide Ink.  Each of the die cuts were also inked on the edges for added dimension.
I built my card base by layering the rectangle frame at an angle.  The inked circle was placed over the rectangle to break up the pattern.
The scarecrow was centered on my card base and surrounded by the large sunflowers.  All of the details in this die set created the perfect fall scene.
The plump pumpkins were the finishing accents.  I opted not to add a sentiment on my card so as to not distract from all of the details on my card.
Here are the dies used on my card, available in the shop:

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September 9, 2019

Celebrate Card

Hello, today I have a celebratory card to share created with some Momenta products.  I created my card base by mixing three colors of Oxide Inks. Next, I cut out the stars in basic white card stock with the Momenta Star Confetti Mat Cutting Template.  I randomly adhered the stars creating a confetti effect on my card base.
Next, I used the Hello Fetti Cutting Template for the sentiment.  The contrasting color makes the sentiment pop against the vibrant and fun background. 
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September 4, 2019

Congratulations on Your New Home

Hello! I'm back over on the Scrapping Cottage blog for my design team post. The Magical Garden release has inspired me to create a stash of house warming cards.  I used the Stone Fairy Door and the Tree with Tire Swing for my card.
I pulled out my inks and watercolored all of the elements of this card.  The die cuts were colored with a fine water brush to enhance all of the details.  I hand cut a couple of steps to create an entrance for the Stone Fairy Door.
A larger water brush was used to create the background with a mix of the 3 colors of ink.  It's best to move quickly with broad brush stokes for this simple background.
I stamped a sweet sentiment on a speech bubble shaped cork sticker.  The sentiment is from the Scrappy Moms (retired) Countless Occasions stamp set.
I began building the scene of my card by strategically placing the Stone Fairy Door to the right side of my card base, leaving enough space for the Tree with the Tire Swing.
The sentiment was anchored perfectly above the scene creating a cohesive look between the die cuts and cork sticker.
A bit of Twisted Lime Trendy Twine was tied along the top edge of my card as a finishing accent.
Here are the die sets used on my card, available in the shop:

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